2013-03-17: I have duplicated Nick’s add-on and created a version that I am hoping I will update on a timely fashion as new songbird versions are released. You can find this add-on on the Songbird add-on website.

2012-11-04: Updated xpi for Songbird 2.1.

Apple Keyboard Media Key Support is a must have Songbird add-on if you use Songbird on a mac. With the recent Songbird update (1.10) it is no longer compatible and cannot be installed. I decided to update the compatibility in the install (xpi) and see if still works. Guess what? It does.

So, until Nick uploads the official version to the add-on site I am uploading an updated version here. I have emailed Nick so he can upload this to the official site. Note that I have updated the version to 1.4.1 (from 1.4.0) so Songbird will let you install it.

To install:

  1. Download the xpi file. ( 2012-11-06: Now pointing to Songbird 2.1 compatible xpi )
  2. Go to Tools > Add-ons…
  3. Click “Install” on the dialog box that pops up and select the file that you downloaded in the first step.

If you are using Songbird then another good mod to do is my Play Button iTunes Patch that prevents iTunes from starting up when you press the play button.

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